Greek Pasta Bake
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour
I didn't think there would be a big difference between this and other ground beef casseroles, but I was wrong! The lamb flavor really came through, and we loved it. I made a Greek salad to serve alongside. Can't wait to make this one again!
I am going to make it with all ground lamb. We love, love, love lamb, but I have never used it as ground meat. I love substituting ground bison for regular beef. I will rate the recipe after I make and eat tonight.
So I did that annoying thing where I broke a lot of rules...but it still turned out great. Here's what I changed: 1) Used all beef b/c my family doesn't like lamb 2) Added about 3/4 of a cup of chopped kalamata olives -- that was my husband's favorite part 3) I used two jars of leftover spaghetti sauce a little water to get it to the amount of liquid the recipe calls for 4) I shortened the cook time on the sauce b/c I didn't have time...I think the thicker spaghetti sauce helped with that and I also left the pasta little al dente before putting in the oven. It was the perfect amount of doneness at the end. 5) sprinkled with fresh herbs right before serving IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!
Used all beef. Had large shell pasta in cupboard so used that. Family loved it. Takes a full 1 1/2 hours. Start early.
Gad this looks great as well, love tubular pastas. Love the idea of [email protected] If I have any lamb (or it goes on sale) I will use it otherwise my substitution will be ground pork for the lamb part as I always have pork of all kinds. Can’t wait to make this, hummm think maybe tonight as it’s frizzle-a-ting outside
This came out delicious even though I couldn't get the lamb so I used all ground beef and due to time constraints, had to bypass baking it but it came out great!
Super easy to make
I LOVE greek food! I LOVED this recipe for something different to eat. It almost tasted like a gyro with pasta. Now my husband wants lamb all the time!!
Can this be frozen like a OAMC recipe?
This is one of my favorite dinners and the leftovers are good too!